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site

[ sahyt ]
/ saɪt /
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noun

the position or location of a town, building, etc., especially as to its environment: the site of our summer cabin.
the area or exact plot of ground on which anything is, has been, or is to be located: the site of ancient Troy.
Computers. website.

verb (used with object), sit·ed, sit·ing.

to place in or provide with a site; locate.
to put in position for operation, as artillery: to site a cannon.

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Origin of site

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin situs “position, arrangement, site” (presumably originally, “leaving, setting down”), equivalent to si-, variant stem of sinere “to leave, allow to be” + -tus suffix of verbal action

OTHER WORDS FROM site

in·ter·site, adjectivere·site, verb (used with object), re·sit·ed, re·sit·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH site

cite, sight, site
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British Dictionary definitions for site

site
/ (saɪt) /

noun

  1. the piece of land where something was, is, or is intended to be locateda building site; archaeological site
  2. (as modifier)site office
an internet location where information relating to a specific subject or group of subjects can be accessed

verb

(tr) to locate, place, or install (something) in a specific place

Word Origin for site

C14: from Latin situs situation, from sinere to be placed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for site

site
[ sīt ]

n.

A place; a location.

v.

To locate or situate at a site.
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